Support Groups & Services

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by “Hems n’ Hassles.”
 - Josie will provide you with common alteration and sewing needs on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.  Please call Senior Center @ ext 1330 for appointment.

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Bereavement Support Group

The Yarmouth Senior Center and VNA Hospice bereavement support program are pleased to offer a supportive environment, share with others who are also grieving, and learn new coping strategies. This ongoing, confidential, bi-monthly group is open to anyone who has lost a loved one through death. It is facilitated by Nancy Higgins, LICSW, Bereavement Counselor, VNA Hospice. The group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM.  If you have any specific questions about this group, please call Nancy Higgins, LICSW, at 508-957-7715.

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Blood Pressure Clinic


 Every Wednesday from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM. Schedule is on a first-come, first-served
basis, with the Clinic closing promptly at 1:00 PM. No late arrivals.

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Consumer Assistance Council


Stands up for consumer rights, cuts through red tape, gets answers and results, all provided at no charge to the consumer and conveniently located in Hyannis. Call 1-800-867-0701 or 1-508-771-0700.

Promoting justice in Massachusetts with legal information 2016 Poverty Guidelines
US Department of Health and Human Services website. https:/ poverty-guidelines
                                              Household size for one
                                              100% poverty $11,880
                                              125% poverty $14,850

Legal Advice: Available at our Center with Attorney Michael Lavender and with Attorney Adam Dupuy on Mondays. Call our center to schedule an appointment: 508-394-7606, X 1330

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American Legion Post #197 Meetings are scheduled for the second Monday of each month from 2:00 PM-4:30 PM at our Center. All Vets are welcome. Please call Forrest Thorpe at 508-367-5740 for information. Please bring old flags into the Senior Center so that we may dispose of them reverently.

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Medical Equipment Loans


Pick-up & Drop-off accepted from 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
We maintain a rotating supply of medical equipment
to borrow.
Equipment must be inspected, MUST Be Clean and in excellent condition.
We only accept donations of adjustable canes, rolling walkers with seats (rollators), shower chairs, transfer benches and wheelchairs

Nu-Voice of Cape Cod 

— a social and support group for laryngectomees holds monthly meetings at our Center at 11:00 AM every second Thursday of the month. Call Bill Beardsley at
508-419-1307 for additional information.

Neuropathy Support Group

Meets at the Orleans Senior Center, 150 Rock Harbor Road, Orleans, MA 02653. Call Kristina Meservey at 774-207-0153 or 860-912-3111 for additional information.

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Attention Dads and Grand Dads

 - Eric Hauck will host Lower/Outer Cape Dads’ Talk (usually the first Wednesday each month) at the Harwich Community Center from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. There's always free dinner and child care for those who need it. The Community Center is at 100 Oak Street in Harwich. I highly recommend attending this group. Please call 508-771-4336 or email so they know that you're coming.

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 Cape Cod Area Support Group --

Alienated Grandparents Anonymous, Inc. (AGA) Cape Cod Area Support Group -- 2nd Wednesday of Each Month at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. Barnstable Sr. Center, 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis. AGA provides information & support to grandparents who feel alienated or estranged from access to their grandchildren. Group participation is free. If interested, please contact Kathy at or 508-563-3567.

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If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or the Cape & Islands Crisis Hotline at 800-322-1356 .

Sight-Loss Services at 900 Route 134 South, Unit 3-25, South Dennis. For more information, call Sight Loss Services at 508-394-3904 or 800-427- 6842 or Email: Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1:00 PM-3:00 PM at Yarmouth Senior Center. Peer-led support for those suffering from low vision or legal blindness. January 16th , Debby King of Perkins Library will talk about different programs available and how to enroll at the Perkins Library. February 20th guest speaker Amy Schramm of the Boston Better Business Bureau will discuss elder fraud, review current scams, and tell you how to protect yourself.

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Funds of up to $20,000 per home are available in the form of a fifteen (15) year, 0% interest, deferred forgivable loan. For more information or to request an application, PLEASE CONTACT:
Kimberly Bourgea 508-432-0015 x 109 or

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How can SHINE help you?
State-certified SHINE counselors are trained regarding the enrollment rules that apply to your personal situation and your personal coverage choices. SHINE counselors are happy to talk with you at any time of the year, and they can analyze your needs and compare available plans to find you the most comprehensive coverage at the best price for you.
Please call the senior center to make an appointment with a SHINE counselor.

Every year, Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage (HMO, PPO) plans can change their premiums, copays, deductibles, formularies (list of drugs covered) and preferred pharmacies Assistance is available from the SHINE program. Trained SHINE volunteers offer free, confidential counseling on all aspects of health insurance to anyone on Medicare so please call the Senior Center now and ask for a SHINE appointment.

Image result for national do not call list images National Do-Not-Call List

The national Do-Not-Call list protects home voice or personal wireless phone numbers only. Once you place your numbers on this list, callers are prohibited from making telephone solicitations to those numbers.
You can register your phones at no charge by calling 1-888-382-1222(VOICE) or 1-866-290-4236 (TTY) Via internet: You must call from the phone number you are registering. It will remain on list until you remove it.

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Office Hours: Mondays from 2PM to 4PM
Energy-related questions about electric bills, energy audits, weatherization or solar?
Bring them in any Monday afternoon for personalized consumer advice from a member of Yarmouth’s Town Energy Committee. RSVP ext. 1330.

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Call 508-394-7606 for your appointment today! https:/
Benefits Checkup is a free service of the National Council on Aging (NCOA), a nonprofit service and advocacy organization in Washington, DC. Benefits Checkup asks a series of questions to help identify benefits that could save you money and cover the costs of everyday expenses. Here are the types of expenses you may get help with: Medications, Food, Utilities, Legal Costs, Health Care, Housing, In- Services, Taxes, Transportation, Employment Training. You can service yourself using this tool and/or review with us in Outreach at Yarmouth Senior Services by making an appointment or for additional information.

Mesothelioma Information
Malignant mesothelioma is a rare asbestos-related cancer that forms on the thin protective tissues that cover the lungs and abdomen.  A combined approach to treatment is helping people improve their survival and ease symptoms.
More information on Mesothelioma on our Connections page.  

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